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Fire impact and risk evaluation

By: Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC

Category: Planning & Research

  5.35 PM 20 May, 2013

Location: General

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An advanced software program has been developed that can be used to understand the potential impacts a bushfire may have on community assets, infrastructure and people.

The Fire Impact and Risk Evaluation Decision Support Tool (FireDST) is a proof of concept simulation system that aims to provide critical fire planning information to emergency services, government and the public. FireDST is explained in the Bushfire CRC's Fire Note 109, Fire Impact and risk evaluation.

Fire DST demonstrates the ability to predict the probabilities of both neighbourhood and house loss, as well as the potential health impacts of bushfire smoke and the areas that are likely to be affected by a bushfire.

Additionally. a short video that details the research has been produced with the assistance of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade. It can be viewed on the Bushfire CRC website.

View this Fire Note, and all previous issues, at

Last Updated: 20 May 2013